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Mon Nov 23, 2020, 08:50 PM

Trump Contrives His Stab-in-the-Back Myth

An obscene conspiracy theory from the past echoes loudly in the present.

By Bret Stephens

The word Dolchstosslegende is hard to pronounce but important to understand. It translates as ďstab-in-the-back mythĒ and was a key element in the revival of German militarism in the Weimar years. Even modestly educated Germans know exactly what it denotes and the evil it entails.

Donald Trump and his legal team are now contriving their own Dolchstosslegende.

Thatís true even as Trumpís effort to overturn the results of the election seems to descend from fantasy to farce. The main point of the exercise is no longer (if it ever seriously was) to find a judge, governor or other pliable instrument to deny Joe Biden the presidency. It is to deny the legitimacy of the Biden presidency, of the electoral system that gave him the office and of the federal and judicial systems that turned Trumpís legal challenges aside.

The point of the farce is farce. It is to make an obscene joke of the Biden administration and our constitutional system of government.


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Mon Nov 23, 2020, 08:53 PM

1. It is ALWAYS projection.

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Tue Nov 24, 2020, 03:52 PM

2. The funny thing is just before your comment...

... as I was reading, was an ad for a projector.

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